Chase Utley, Ben Revere and Marlon Byrd recorded RBIs for the
Phillies, who won for the third time in nine games. Cole Hamels
(7-6) won for the fifth time in six decisions while snapping a
three-start winless streak, but saw his string of eight straight
quality outings halted after yielding three runs and nine hits in
Paxton (3-1) allowed four runs (one earned) and seven hits while
striking out five in four innings of his 10th start - sixth this
season - as Seattle fell one game behind Detroit for the final wild
card spot in the American League. Kendrys Morales homered and Logan
Morrison also drove in a run for the Mariners.
Morales led off the second by belting a 3-1 pitch out to center for
his third home run in seven games after hitting one in his first 55
contests of the season. The Mariners scored twice in the fourth to
take a 3-1 lead when Morrison produced an RBI double with none out
and scored with two away on Hamels' second wild pitch.
Philadelphia jumped in front 4-3 in the fourth when Utley capped a
three-run inning with a two-out RBI bloop single to right after
throwing his bat at the ball. The Phillies' Jake Diekman and Ken
Giles combined to strike out seven in three innings before Jonathan
Papelbon added two in the ninth en route to his 30th save.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Paxton is 6-1 with a 1.91 ERA in his career. ...
Rollins, the Phillies' all-time leader in hits with 2,289, recorded
his milestone with a third-inning double and is second in team
history in extra-base hits to Mike Schmidt (1,015). ... Seattle had
won its previous 15 games when Morrison drove in a run.
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